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Cyndi Lauper

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Brooklyn NY, United States (1980 – present)

Cyndi Lauper (born Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper on June 22, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, United States), is a Grammy Award-winning singer (who possesses a four-octave vocal range) and Emmy Award-winning film, television and theatre actress. She was lead singer of the rockabilly band Blue Angel before her rise to fame as a solo singer. Her melodic voice and wild costumes have come to epitomize the 1980s and New Wave — the decade and genre in which she first came to fame.

Born in Queens, New York to Swiss German-American Fred Lauper and Sicilian Italian-American Catrine Dominique, she began her career in a cover band, but soon began performing her own songs (though she almost quit singing altogether due to strained vocal chords in 1977). By 1980 she’d released a rockabilly album on Polydor with the band Blue Angel. Despite much critical acclaim, the album “went lead,” as Lauper says, and the band split as Lauper filed for bankruptcy.

In 1983 she started dating her manager David Wolff with whom she released She’s So Unusual, a worldwide hit album which made Lauper a household name. A mixture of teen-friendly pop-rock and edgier, almost punky sounds, the album’s biggest hit, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, quickly established itself as a female anthem. Lauper won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards of 1984 for her work on the album. Lauper was the first female artist to have four consecutive Hot 100 Top 5 hits from one album.

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  • digiroro

    I'd love another Bring ya to the Brink

    Yesterday 2:36am Reply
  • JDonn

    She's So Unusual: A 30th Anniversary Celebration [8] ♥

    6 Apr 4:10am Reply
  • x_thi

    She's So Unusual: A 30th Anniversary Celebration [7] ♥

    4 Apr 4:08pm Reply
  • Anne_Adams

    Finalmente Right Track, Wrong Train em boa qualidade. ♥

    4 Apr 3:41am Reply
  • Anne_Adams

    She's So Unusual: A 30th Anniversary Celebration [5] ♥

    4 Apr 3:41am Reply
  • Rivanildorivass

    She's So Unusual: A 30th Anniversary Celebration!!!

    3 Apr 1:46pm Reply
  • esprittrouble

    She's So Unusual: A 30th Anniversary Celebration ♥

    3 Apr 2:55am Reply
  • flaviossz

    She's So Unusual: A 30th Anniversary Celebration [4] ♥ See you! / Até breve!®

    2 Apr 3:59am Reply
  • ffabbricio

    She's So Unusual: A 30th Anniversary Celebration [3] ♥

    1 Apr 3:30pm Reply
  • ffabbricio

    <3

    1 Apr 3:28pm Reply
  • x_thi

    She's So Unusual: A 30th Anniversary Celebration [2] ♥

    1 Apr 2:30pm Reply
  • GagaChameleon

    She's So Unusual: A 30th Anniversary Celebration ♥

    31 Mar 4:19pm Reply
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  • Abomination317

    Still at least it's not brimming with a bunch of crap and costs £100

    24 Mar 5:03pm Reply
  • Abomination317

    Shame she's jumping on the bandwagon with the 30th anniversary release of She's So Unusual, complete with dreadful dance remixes, demos which are nothing more than a mild curiosity (aside from the guitar demo of Girls... sounds a lot like the original) and a b-side which is the only necessary bonus.

    24 Mar 5:03pm Reply
  • SweetsInBlood

    Girls Just Want to Have Fun ♥

    21 Mar 5:02pm Reply
  • Emsj9

    The Goonies 'R' Good Enough , Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Time After Time , True Colours , And the Bones tv show episodes she's been in as a special guest star

    19 Mar 8:16pm Reply
  • x_thi

    12 Mar 8:24pm Reply
  • felixhenrique

    ♥ [2]

    10 Mar 3:29pm Reply
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